NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance will present the musical Smokey Joe’s Café on Oct. 11-14 and 17-20 in Theatre West. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11-13 and 17-20 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 14.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children and senior citizens. Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D. Tickets can be purchased online at theatre.nsula.edu. Reservations are required for Smokey Joe’s Café. For more information, call (318) 357-4483.
Northwestern Theatre and Dance also offers a “Five for Fifty” plan that allows patrons to buy and combination of five tickets for $50. The plan can include one ticket to each show, five tickets for one show or a combination. “Five for Fifty” does not include the Christmas Gala.
Smokey Joe’s Café pays homage to some of America’s most iconic musical tunes and is one of the busiest and most accessible musical revues ever written. This song and dance celebration of rock & roll will make you smile, laugh, sing and clap. Whether you were born in the 50s or the 90s, the unforgettable tunes will find a place in your heart thanks to this show. Pia Wyatt is the director and Andrew Lewis is musical director.
Members of the cast are Julian Anderson of Pineville, David Brumfield and Taylor Morgan of Prairieville, Lauren Waguespack of Gonzales, Latreshia Stormer of Folsom, Rachel Harper of Baton Rouge, Billy Applewhite of Little Elm, Texas, Polanco Jones Jr. of New Orleans, DeAngèlo Renard of Mandeville and Tori Cormier of Lake Charles.
Tim Sandifer of Baton Rouge is stage manager and Beau Wilson of St. Amant is assistant stage manager. Nicholas Lena of Alexandria and Mitchell Martin of Fort Worth, Texas, are handling sound design. Lena is also the piano accompanist. Kristi-Anne Lyons of New Orleans is dance captain and Lauren Bovia of Maurepas is assistant choreographer. The crew also includes Kellie Bowles of Tyler, Texas on props, Allen Powers of Dallas on set design and Natalie Sibille of Bristol on costume design.